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How CBD Improves Sports Performance And Athletic Ability?

CBD or Cannabidiol products have gained popularity in recent years among athletes due to their variety of potential health benefits. CBD offers a number of psychological, biochemical, and physiological effects that have potential benefits for athletes. It is known to restore calm, improve sleep, and alleviate symptoms of chronic conditions such as pain and inflammation. The use of Cannabis as pain relief is not new but has been done for centuries. It is one of the primary qualities of this substance that qualifies it for medical use. Recent studies have shown the benefits of CBD products in post-game muscle recovery. Before we talk about how we can incorporate CBD products in our post-game recovery routine, let's understand what is CBD and what happens to the body post-game. What is CBD? CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the active ingredients of the Cannabis plant apart from the THC (Psychoactive compound). It is extracted from Hemp which is a cousin of the Cannabis plant and is low in THC concentration. CBD has already proven beneficial as a pain-reliever, against anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Recently it has shown promising results in muscle recovery which came as a blessing for athletes and open new windows of opportunity. What Happens Post-Game Most of us who play sports are familiar with post-game pain and aches. There is a medical term for it, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS occur due to microscopic damages to the muscle fibres when we play a sport or exercise. This damage causes inflammation in the muscle which leads to pain and stiffness. This condition can persist anywhere from one to five days and causes a lot of discomforts. When this pain becomes unbearable, athletes look for alternate solutions to ease this pain such as painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs. How to Use CBD for Post-Game recovery As mentioned above, CBD has proven itself in this field effectively. Due to its popularity, new CBD products are being launched regularly. Today you can find CBD in the form of capsules, pills, oil, and even topical creams. Recent studies show that CBD creams and oils are very effective in relieving DOMS and muscle tension. There is no standard amount or dose that you need to use and it differs from person to person. However, it is recommended to start with a low dose and subsequently increase it based on the effects you experience. Using CBD oils post-game also helps with the mobility issues that arise due to soreness and cramps.

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